Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 350,830

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 573,111

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sir Francis Drake High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 255,545

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,698,981

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